China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

Textile Company Using Shrimp and Crab Shells to Produce Biomass Fiber

Textile companies have long been dependent on crude oil when making common synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester but that could soon change, with companies turning to biomass fibers. Hismer Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. based in Ningyang County, Tai’an City in east China’s Shandong Province, is making biomass fiber from a very unusual source: shrimp

North Korean Seafood Imports by China Reportedly Slows at Liaoning’s Port of Dandong

A thriving trade in seafood across the Yalu River that separates China from North Korea has dramatically slowed, traders said, although there is still nearly a month to go for a UN deadline to tighten sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its missile tests. The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday

China Lifts Partial Ban on Filipino Bananas

The Chinese government has lifted the ban on the import of bananas coming from the Philippines. During his courtesy call at the Department of Agriculture, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said China would now accept bananas and pineapples from Philippine-based exporters…Full Article: Philstar Oct 2016 Key Points In September 2016, officials from China’s General Administration of